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Public Release: 19-Nov-2018
Nature Communications
Hidden giants in forest soils
Only a fraction of the microbes residing in, on and around soils have been identified through efforts to understand their contributions to global nutrient cycles. Soils are also home to countless viruses that can infect microbes, impacting their ability to regulate these global cycles. In Nature Communications, giant virus genomes have been discovered for the first time in a forest soil ecosystem by researchers from the DOE Joint Genome Institute and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Nov-2018
Applied Physics Letters
Making X-ray microscopy 10 times faster
NSLS-II's Full Field X-ray Imaging beamline can image samples in 3D faster than ever before.

Contact: Stephanie Kossman
skossman@bnl.gov
631-344-8671
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Nov-2018
Science Advances
Treated superalloys demonstrate unprecedented heat resistance
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have discovered how to make 'superalloys' even more super, extending useful life by thousands of hours. The discovery could improve materials performance for electrical generators and nuclear reactors.

Contact: Nicole Stricker
nicole.stricker@inl.gov
208-526-5955
DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Nov-2018
Scientific Reports
Scientists produce 3D chemical maps of single bacteria
Researchers at NSLS-II used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria's chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution.
DOE's Office of Science, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Stephanie Kossman
skossman@bnl.gov
631-344-8671
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Nov-2018
Argonne's Min Si receives early career award from IEEE Computer Society
Argonne's Min Si wins Award for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in High Performance Computing through the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
US Department of Energy, Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Nov-2018
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Symbiosis a driver of truffle diversity
Truffles are the fruiting bodies of the ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal symbionts residing on host plant roots. In many Ascomycota and Basidiomycota lineages, truffle-forming species have evolved independently in nearly every major group. This suggests that symbiosis drives evolution of truffle diversity and selects for specific traits. As reported in Nature Ecology & Evolution, an international team sought insights into the ECM lifestyle of truffle-forming species, conducting a comparative analysis of eight Pezizomycete fungi.
Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Nov-2018
Nature
Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes
New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall in recent hurricanes such as Katrina, Irma, and Maria by 5 to 10 percent. They further found that if those hurricanes were to occur in a future world that is warmer than present, those storms would have even more rainfall and stronger winds.
Department of Energy

Contact: Julie Chao
jhchao@lbl.gov
510-486-6491
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Nov-2018
GE Hitachi awarded subcontract for work supporting proposed versatile test reactor
Idaho National Laboratory has awarded a subcontract to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to support the conceptual design, cost/schedule estimate and safety framework activities for a proposed fast spectrum Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), critical for the development of innovative nuclear fuels, materials, instrumentation and sensors.
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Versatile Test Reactor Program

Contact: Kortny Rolson-Duce
kortny.rolston-duce@inl.gov
208-522-4809
DOE/Idaho National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Nov-2018
ACS Photonics
Detecting light in a different dimension
Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)--a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory--have dramatically improved the response of graphene to light through self-assembling wire-like nanostructures that conduct electricity.
Department of Energy

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Nov-2018
INCITE grants awarded to 62 computational research projects
The US Department of Energy announced new projects for 2019 through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program.
Advanced Scientific Computing Research

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Nov-2018
60th American Physical Society-Department of Plasma Physics annual meeting
From the cosmos to fusion plasmas, PPPL presents findings at global APS gathering
Piece summarizes invited PPPL talks ranging from fusion to astrophysics at 60th APS-DPP annual meeting.

Contact: John Greenwald
jgreenwa@pppl.gov
609-243-2672
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Nov-2018
Macromolecules
Scientists bring polymers into atomic-scale focus
A Berkeley Lab-led research has adapted a powerful electron-based imaging technique to obtain a first-of-its-kind image of atomic-scale structure in a synthetic polymer. The research could ultimately inform polymer fabrication methods and lead to new designs for materials and devices that incorporate polymers.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
GERoberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Nov-2018
Argonne's Raj Kettimuthu named ACM Distinguished Member
Argonne computer scientist Raj Kettimuthu recently was named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery for his development of tools to analyze and enhance end-to-end data transfer performance.

Contact: Brian Grabowski
bgrabowski@anl.gov
630-252-1232
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Nov-2018
Jefferson Lab-affiliated researchers honored as APS Fellows
The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility now has a few more fellows on campus. The American Physical Society, a professional membership society that works on behalf of the physics community, recently announced its list of 2018 fellowships.
US Department of Energy, American Physical Society

Contact: Kandice Carter
kcarter@jlab.org
757-269-7263
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 8-Nov-2018
Physical Review Letters
Unlocking the secrets of metal-insulator transitions
Using an X-ray technique available at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), scientists found that the metal-insulator transition in the correlated material magnetite is a two-step process.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, University of California's Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Nov-2018
Los Alamos National Laboratory launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium
Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures, systems and environments that can achieve higher efficiencies in extreme-scale mission-centric computing.

Contact: Nick Njegomir
njegomir@lanl.gov
505-665-9394
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Nov-2018
Chemical Communications
Scientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors
Generating complex multi-principle element TMDCs essential for the future development of new generations of quantum, electronic, and energy conversion materials is difficult.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Nov-2018
Physical Review A
Levitating particles could lift nuclear detective work
Laser-based 'optical tweezers' could levitate uranium and plutonium particles, thus allowing the measurement of nuclear recoil during radioactive decay. This technique, proposed by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, provides a new method for conducting the radioactive particle analysis essential to nuclear forensics

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Nov-2018
Jefferson Lab receives DOE Award for energy efficient upgrade
On Oct. 23, a team from the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility was honored at the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award Ceremony for upgrades made to the lab's data center, ultimately improving its energy efficiency. The Federal Energy and Water Management Awards are presented annually by DOE to recognize individuals, groups, and agencies for outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of advanced and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Deborah Dowd
dowd@jlab.org
757-269-7180
DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Public Release: 7-Nov-2018
Nature
Researchers create most complete high-res atomic movie of photosynthesis to date
An international collaboration between scientists at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and several other institutions is working to change that. The researchers used SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser to capture the most complete and highest resolution picture to date of Photosystem II, a key protein complex in plants, algae and cyanobacteria responsible for splitting water and producing the oxygen we breathe.

Contact: Andrew Gordon
agordon@slac.stanford.edu
650-926-2282
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Nov-2018
Los Alamos pursues efficient computing with Cray, Marvell, and Arm
In a drive to significantly boost usable operations per watt, per dollar and per development hour for extreme-scale computing, Los Alamos National Laboratory is running classified simulation codes in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program on the new Cray® XC50™ system with Marvell® ThunderX2® processors.

Contact: Nick Njegomir
nickn@lanl.gov
505-665-9394
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Nov-2018
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Turbulence in space might solve astrophysical mystery
Astrophysicists have long wondered how cosmic magnetic fields fields are produced, sustained, and magnified. PPPL scientists have shown that plasma turbulence might be responsible, providing a possible answer to what has been called one of the most important unsolved problems in plasma astrophysics.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
609-243-3317
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Nov-2018
Argonne named 'Historic Site' for work of famed physicist
Argonne was recently named a historic physics site by the American Physical Society in recognition of the groundbreaking work of former Argonne physicist and Nobel laureate Maria Goeppert Mayer.
US Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Physics

Contact: Chel Lancaster
chel@anl.gov
630-252-6138
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Nov-2018
Physical Review Letters
New quantum criticality discovered in superconductivity
Using solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) techniques, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory discovered a new quantum criticality in a superconducting material, leading to a greater understanding of the link between magnetism and unconventional superconductivity.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Nov-2018
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2018
ORNL story tips: ORNL's simulation shows 40 percent fuel savings when cars drive themselves; colliding tin isotopes helps scientists better understand unstable nuclei in exploding stars; new method to control HVACs in buildings provides grid stability, occupant comfort; AK Steel uses neutrons to see how new steel for vehicle components performs during various manufacturing processes.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, DOE Nuclear Physics, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EERE Vehicle Technologies Office, EERE Building Technologies Office

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
shoemakerms@ornl.gov
865-576-9219
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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